Thomas Jefferson Papers

Dabney Carr to Thomas Jefferson, 9 August 1815

From Dabney Carr

Winchester. Augt 9th 1815

My Dear Sir,

I recd by the last mail your letter of July 30th. The notice now, seems to be perfectly correct—The Deposition shall be taken agreeably to it, & forwarded to you—you were certainly right to leave nothing to Michies honesty—

with respect to the $60. I knew I could get it, at any time; & never finding myself particularly in want of it, did not think it worth while to mention it.

We, of the republican school in this quarter, are like you, praying for the success of France—hers is certainly the cause of self: Government, & ought to interest every American. but alas! we have too many among us, all whose sympathies, are on the other side. There has I see been a great battle fought—Ld Wellington claims the victory, but I question much whether we shall not find, that he has sustained a defeat—the slaughter of Officers is unexampled.

I expect I shall be in Albemarle towards the latter part of this month, or early in Sep; at which time I promise myself the pleasure of seeing you.—

Believe me with the truest respect, & affection yrs &c

D Carr

RC (ViU: TJP-CC); endorsed by TJ as received 16 Aug. 1815 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Tristram Dalton, 13 Oct. 1815, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello Albemarle” by “mail”; franked; postmarked Winchester, 13 Aug.

TJ’s letter to Carr of july 30th, not found, is recorded in SJL. It contained an order on Gibson & Jefferson payable to Carr for $68.10 to settle a 30 May 1813 “assumpsit for Craven Peyton” (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1289, 1312). British forces under Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of wellington, joined with Prussian troops to defeat Napoleon and his army at the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815 (ODNB description begins H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison, eds., Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004, 60 vols. description ends ).

Index Entries

  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); deposition in Jefferson v. Michie search
  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); letters from search
  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); letter to accounted for search
  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); on European affairs search
  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); plans visit to Monticello search
  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); TJ’s payments to search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with C. Peyton search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with D. Michie search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; payments to D. Carr search
  • Jefferson v. Michie; and depositions search
  • Michie, David; Jefferson v. Michie search
  • Napoleon I, emperor of France; defeated at Battle of Waterloo search
  • Peyton, Craven; TJ makes payment for search
  • Waterloo, Battle of (1815) search
  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of (formerly Viscount); defeats Napoleon search